How to involve citizens in local energy planning?

The ENES-CE project has focused on cooperation between public bodies and citizen energy groups in implementing local energy strategies.

The project has now published a guideline on how to involve citizens in local energy planning, e.g. in the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans/Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans

(SEAP/SECAP). In addition to citizen engagement, the guideline also provides tips for changing citizens behaviour and habits to help implement SEAPs/SECAPs in Central European countries. 

It describes the planning process as well as the steps of citizen engagement and also offers specific tools to support the process: a workshop manual for co-design workshop methods, an assessment tool for community energy projects as well as communication methods for local energy plans. 

If you have any comments or questions, write to the author!
Pej Zsófia [email protected]